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MYO Projects: Piecing a Scrap Quilt with Folk Fibers

Piecing a Scrap Quilt | Video Workshop $39, Available via Folk Fibers ∙ 9 full-length videos∙ 2½ hours of detailed instruction∙ View on any phone, tablet, or computer with an internet connection Note from the Creator, Maura Ambrose of Folk Fibers: Join me in my home studio as I walk step-by-step through making a quilt. I’ll share tips learned from years of quilting, links to buy supplies, and much more. All skill levels welcome. A scrap quilt is a great first quilting project. You don’t have to worry about perfectly straight angles or precision sewing. Mistakes are easily fixed and imperfections are embraced. This is an excellent project if you’re getting back into quilting after a break. I usually teach...

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At-home composting for apartments, houses, anywhere with a freezer

Sustainability is a spectrum and there is no wrong way to get involved. If you’re thinking you want to find real, tangible ways to make a difference in helping the environment and preserving natural resources, composting is the best place to begin. Not only will you dramatically decrease your (inadvertent) contributions to toxic waste streams but you will also discover the magic of circular, closed loop systems as all your food waste transforms into healthy soil in your local community. It’s free, it’s simple and it’s not as gross as we thought it would be! Here’s how to start composting in your home, today.

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From Sheep to Shop: How We Made Blazer Nº1

Clothing isn't made by robots in a lab. It's part science, part art, and almost entirely dependent upon people like us. Agile human hands and resourceful minds keep the process running smoothly, across international borders, with minimal waste and optimal integrity. We'll use the production process for our Blazer Nº1 to take you on this colorful journey – from sheep to shop.

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Part 1: Debunking

I’ve talked to hundreds of women in the past two years about their wardrobes; wants, needs and desires, frustrations. The main complaints related to conscious consumption shifts are as follows: "I want to shop sustainably but it’s too hard, daunting" or "I’m not sure where to go" or "I want to shop sustainably and ethically but it’s too expensive for me right now." "How can I trust these new brands?" "It’s not convenient." I feel my job on this earth right now is to help debunk these myths and help you and your friends develop a wardrobe that allows you to look good, feel good, express your style, personality, and your values on a relatively similar budget to how you...

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